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Agriculture
Horticulture
Hill Agriculture
Principal Crops
Improved Systems
Economy of Crops
Holistic Farming
Sustainability
Income Comparison
1 Holistic Farming
2 Organic Farming
3 Nutrient Manag.
4 Pest Manag.
5 Hybrid Seeds
6 Hi-Tech Practices
7 Irrigation
8 Innovations
9 Marketing
10 Locations
11 Extensions
12 Investments
Concluding Remarks
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Experiments in Hill Agriculture -
Higher Investment and Credit System for
Future Hi-Tech Agricultural Development

 
by D.S. Thakur
Professor of Agricultural Economics
Regional Research Station, Bajaura

Agriculture must be given the position and place of pride in the developmental plans of the country, keeping in view the phenomenal growth of population. There is no other alternative but to give serious attention to the agriculture sector to boost up agricultural production and to extend the 'Second Green Revolution' to all areas and farmers followed by the sustainable 'Ever Green Revolution' by implementing the strategy for long-run sustainability of farming and 'Ever Green Revolution' indicated in this paper along with the hi-tech agriculture practices relevant to the needs of the 21st century.

This calls for more public and private investment and efficient credit systems for the agriculture sector. It is estimated that more than Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 80,000 crore would be needed over the next five years to fully harness the agriculture potential through the above strategy, to make farming in general and dryland farming in particular more market and export-oriented, more productive, viable and sustainable for the 'Ever Green Revolution' to permanently tackle the food problem in future.

 
 

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